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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2004 12:58 am 
 

OK here is my 'anonymous D&D confession'.
Fit smack dab in the category. Name is Jan, started playing in 85/86 when I was in college, in the Netherlands where I was born.

First game was Tomb of Horrors(...), character didn't survive his first evening (got rolled over by the giant stone juggernaut) but I was hooked ever since.

Anyway, I'm more an (ex) player/DM than a collector, and indeed, its the nostalgia-stuff mentioned before that makes me want to have the material again/for real now - we often had photocopies only... - purchasing power has indeed increased somewhat since way back when  :)
(This 'ex' is the current undesirable situation - any leisurely-paced 1ed/2ed game in N-New Jersey in need of a character?)

I've played Greyhawk, Lankhmar, FR and Dark Sun, love them all but the former the most, would like to have the Greyhawk/related-stuff 'complete', and don't care for shrink wrap.

Oh, I'm still nowhere BTW, most prized item is the Greyhawk boxed set ...

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 08, 2004 9:21 pm 
 

Hello all,

 I have been involved in role-playing since 1983, mostly in D&D and AD&D.  I managed to hold on to most of my original stuff and try to fill in the gaps.  I guess it's more nostalgia and wishful thinking, getting all the things I didn't get when I was younger and finding new things I never knew existed.  I don't care very much about condition, so long as an item is complete and, at least, as nice as my own old stuff.  I consider all my items to be priceless (worthless), as I have no intention of getting rid of them, but my most valued item would probably have to be my 1st edition DMG with my name written on the inside front cover by most of my ex's, lol.  Living in Kentucky, sources are fairly limited, so I am grateful to the internet for providing me with the resources to engage in one of my fondest memories of youth and a continuing interest in vintage D&D.  I also collect Star Wars memorabilia, comics, books of all sorts, swords, movies and video games,and dust.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 13, 2004 1:03 am 
 

Hello.  My name is Rich.  Long time reader, first time poster.
I'm 33 and living in Ct.  I've been playing since '78 when I was 8 and my brother would let me us his stuff.
I pretty much stick to the 1ed. modules, as I like to read them and get ideas from them for my campaign.  I used to just pick up whatever condition, but lately I've been a bit more picky and have started keeping track of printings.

Thank you very much to this site.  I love it so much and have avoided many a bad buy because of it.

I haven't done much buying on e-bay because I have a limited budget right now.  Plus I really enjoy the "hunt".  Going to out of the way stores or conventions and spending hours going through boxes and shelves.  But that's almost impossible to do today.

My best grab would be my copy of RPGA1 which I bought as part of a 10 module collection for $20.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:31 am 
 

Hello, my name is Mike.  I am 30 years old and living in CT.  I've been playing D&D for as long as I can remember.  Haven't played in years though because of the inevitable (wife and fixeruper house).  Have DMed more then anything.  Out of our group I was the only one who could come up with adventures off the top of my head. Others in the group tried and stunk, therefore I was the chosen one.  I would create dungeons and whatever as we played.  I rarely used modules and used them more for ideas.  I found them too confining.

Today I like to collect D&D modules, books, etc.  I sold off some of my collection some years ago (STUPID!) and am now reclaiming it.  I collect more for the memories and cool artwork.  Don't have many really rare items, and some of my favorites are the least rare.  Mint G1-3 (the memories), I12 mint, MM 4th print mint (cool artwork).  The first edition MM is still the best.  The color artwork in the later editions bites compared to the old B+W stuff.  Happy collecting.   :D

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:09 am 
 

Hi. My name is Rob, Im another 30 something male, from Wisconsin, and have been playing since 1980. I would say Im more of a player than a collector, but since WoC has taken over, Im a bit of both I guess, as I dont much care for the new format.  I mainly play a 1st/2nd blend, and throw in a little from Dragonlance (a strong affinity for Kender developed quite a few years ago), but in general just try to get into any game I can, and DM whenever I can get the players.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:34 am 
 

Hey folks, been lurking for about a month now and finally found time to post an introduction.  Some basics:  34 year old east coaster (VA), first played in April '79.  Been hooked ever since and still remember the thrill of those first adventures.  Don't find the time to play as much but still love the game.  

What brings me here?  I sold my 1st edition core rule books and such in 2000 and recently began searching for them on ebay.  Found the Acaeum thru a Google search and loved the information they provided.  Starting browsing the forums and it seems like a great crowd.

What interests me?  Besides all forms of d&d, computer games, wwii, advanced squad leader, playing guitar, home remodelling and construction (currently planning the basement), the great outdoors, working on the jeep, and the good old standby - beer and friends :).

Things I'm currently looking for:  Monster & Treasures Assortment 3, Player Character Sheets from 79-81, Non-player character sheets and permanent record sheets.

My view on the SW:  I definitely will buy it if it is an item whose value won't be hurt by removing the SW (e.g. T1 Village of Hommlet green cover).  But otherwise, I won't buy because I want to open and it and use it in a game.  

Hmmmm, sure I could find other things to say but I'll save them for other threads.  Sorry for the long introduction.  It's great to be here.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:03 pm 
 

There are some on this forum who know me from other forums.  Some of you have never heard of me.  But to keep it short and sweet, I grew up with D&D and Advanced D&D.  I found this site some time ago, and kept it in my bookmarks for use as a reference for various sundry tasks.

Until recently, I didn't know that The Acaeum even had message forums.  I found them, and actually found the information presented quite useful.  I don't know how much input I can provide, as I don't generally focus on the collecting aspects of the hobby.  Some proof of that can be found in the One man's junk...AKA FREE STUFF! thread.

Since I'm not a hardcore collector, the issue of shrinkwrap really doesn't come into play for me.  But my take on shrinkwrap is this: being that it's so easy to shrinkwrap items today, shrinkwrap should have no basis in the buying decision and should have NO effect on price.  Furthermore, the games are meant to at least be read, and you can't enjoy them if they're shrinkwrapped.

My take on staples has already been said on the Rusty Staples thread.



  


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:07 am 
 

Greets!  I'm new to these boards, just found them the other night when I got this crazy idea that I would try and locate some original Erol Otus art (I know, keep dreaming!) I actually got here by discovering the classic dungeon crawl products from Goodman Games, then researching erol otus etc, and ending up here through a search in google.

I must say this looks like a good bunch! I'm very excited about the opportunity to keep tabs on interesting collectibles that may come up for sale from time to time.  I'm most interested in Original artwork from the D&D/AD&D classics, but I'm in the process of getting copies of all the old books that are in decent shape.

Oh yeah, 32 years old from Louisiana/Mississppi area, I've been playing since I was 9, so I guess that puts me at about 1981 getting into the hobby.  I have a miniature collection you wouldn't believe! hehe..

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 11:00 pm 
 

Hello all,

How nice to be with fellow collectors.  I'm 35 and a Urology Physician Assistant in St. Paul, MN.  2 dogs, a cat, and a wife who wonders when this steady trickle of funds out of our bank account will stop.  I remind her of all the Levitra talks I've done, and she stops...for a while  :) .

I'm trying to collect mostly modules from first and second ed. D&D.  Was considering collecting Dragon, and deeply regret the loss of my earlier stash as a kid.  I have fond memories of Fantasy and Space Gamer and am looking for issues.  Also collect Deadlands, and Gamma World.  I'm a postapocalyptic nut!  And don't get me started on Zombies~!!!
I've won an extra Throne of Bloodstone, good condition with map.  If anyone's interested, I'd rather help out a forum member than go through Ebay if I can help it.  Please let me know at [email protected]

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 11:32 pm 
 

Urology assistant? That is different! Welcome!
I have to ask: Do you ever get pissed at your job?


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:13 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Urology assistant? That is different! Welcome!
I have to ask: Do you ever get pissed at your job?


Dear Deadlord,

Since I help people with erection problems, not too much to be "pissed" about.  Most people start smiling when I pass out the Viagra, Levitra and Cialis.  

I am bribeable with modules if anyone needs any help.  Not likely, as those who love D&D tend to be a potent and powerful lot!  

Best wishes all, just picked up a Mint Baltron's Beacon for $10!!!!  Newbie collector joy~~~

Ben  :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:38 am 
 

I take a zinc pill every day. Honest to God, it is a natural aphrodisiac.
Joking about the piss thing.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:26 pm 
 

Hello everyone,  my name is Lorenzo and I am from Western NY.  I have been playing/collecting D&D since about 1983/4.  Getting ready to teach my kids the game.  I really kicked up my collection about a year and a half ago when I got onto ebay.  (Like Frank says, I to would be rich if it wasn't for D&D)  

I've been reading your post's for about 6 months now and I find them very enjoyable.  (And thanks for the tips on who to avoid on ebay)  I mainly post at Zeitgeistgames.com but I look forward to being a member on this board also.  

(I too can be bribed with modules)

Thanks,

Lorenzo


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:15 am 
 

Hi everyone,

I've actually been lurking around here for a couple of years now but couldn't register because my browser wouldn't display the confimation code. Thanks to this weeks update...

Anyways, it seems I am quite typical around here, began to play in '81 when I was 11, sold most of my collection when I was eighteen and have dreamed of all those lost modules ever since. Actually putting the collection back together again has been a lot of fun, and this site has been a favourite of mine for a while now.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:44 pm 
 

Hi All,

I fit right in here--36yo, started playing in 1980 and hung in until about '94.  I didn't care for any of the 2nd edition stuff at all, never played it and have no interest in collecting it.  Spent quite awhile playing Euro boardgames, and my interest in DnD has been rekindled since I've had a couple invitations to join 3rd edition campaigns.

About ten years ago I purged most of my collection  :cry: , and now I'm trying to get it all back.  I've had The Acaeum bookmarked for years, and checked in occasionally, but since I've decided to recreate my collection I've been reading here more often.  Seems like quite a knowledgeable group!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:13 pm 
 

You said a mouthful..... although in your case it's a mouthful of tail......


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:38 pm 
 

Hi guys,
while I know this site from way back I only recently noticed the forum, so I just registered and
figured I'd introduce myself:
The name's Frank, and I'm a part-time collector. :)
Age: 28. And for those who haven't guessed from the screenname I'm from Germany.

I got into gaming with AD&D 2nd Edition around 1992 and into collecting and ebay shortly thereafter.
Though I'm not a big collector. I have quite some AD&D material, almost complete Greyhawk, complete Al'Qadim, much Planescape and lots of other AD&D stuff. I have a complete run of Dungeon magazine 1-81 (i.e. 2nd Edition, no 3E).  Also quite a lot of Shadowrun material. But contrary to the usual collector when I bought lots and picked the stuff I wanted to keep I often chose the poorer (but readable) copies and resold the better ones. (Good thing too, as prices have since dropped quite a bit). So it's a gaming collection mostly, though I don't game anymore. I did (and still sometimes do) some reselling on ebay under the same screenname, first (A)D&D stuff, lately Ral Partha miniatures. So while I don't own any really rare items lots of cool stuff passed through my hands.

Most treasured items: Greyhawk and Al'Qadim collections. Nothing too expensive in there.

Reselling highlights:
I once found Mint/SW From the Ashes boxed sets and B11,B12 modules in a local mailorder catalog, and sold quite a lot of those back in the days. I ordered for ~$400 every month from this shop, picked some stuff and resold the rest until they had no more.
Also I once sold  1977/79 PC sheets set with Tom Wham cover to one very happy bidder after I bought them for $5 at a local games shop, the Trivial Book shop. I loved that shop.
Later I bought the complete backstock of Ral Partha minis of a games shop and sold thousands of minis in 6 months.
Aah, those were the days...

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:21 am 
 

Welcome! What part of Germany are you from? There are a few members from Germany in the forum, I believe.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:18 pm 
 

Thanks!
I'm from Hannover, where our esteemed chancellor lives. (That's in the north)
I've already made the aquaintance of Ralf through my classifieds ad.(Answer to the last mail coming soon Ralf.)
And I certainly know (of) Matthias'(Hangover) famous Non-TSR page.  
Though it seems he doesn' post here much.
A nice idea this forum, already has gotten me into the ebay thing again. Now I don't know if that's good or bad, as I should be doing other stuff at the moment. Well, whatever...

Nice quote BTW :) made me laugh out loud in the cinema!

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:41 pm 
 

Thanks. I think it fits my personality type.


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